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Edith WhartonTales of Men and Ghosts (July 2, 2013)

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LibriVox recording of Tales of Men Ghosts by Edith Wharton. Read by Nicholas Clifford

Tales of Men and Ghosts was published as a collection in 1910, though the first eight of the stories had earlier appeared in Scribner's and the last two in the Century Magazine. Despite the title, the men outnumber the ghosts, since only "The Eyes" and "Afterward" actually call on the supernatural. In only two of the stories are women the central characters, though elsewhere they play important roles. Wharton enjoys subjecting her subjects -- all of them American gentlemen and gentlewomen, in the conventional senses of the word -- to various moral tests and sometimes ironic tests. Some of the stories deal with the intellectual fashions of the day -- "The Blond Beast" basing itself, to some degree, on Nietzsche, and "The Debt" on variants of Darwinism. Though "Afterward" is set in England, and "The Letters" in France, the rest of the stories are squarely in Wharton's own New York city, rather than (say) in what she calls "the soul-deadening ugliness of the Middle West," thus avoiding the need to come to terms with what fashion-conscious New Yorkers still today call "fly-over country" for everything that lies between the west bank of the Hudson River and San Francisco Bay. (Summary by Nicholas Clifford)

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This audio is part of the collection: The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
It also belongs to collections: Audio Books & Poetry; Community Audio

Artist/Composer: Edith Wharton
Date: 2013-07-02
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Keywords: Librivox; audiobooks; fiction; ghosts; New York

Creative Commons license: Public Domain Mark 1.0

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01 - Chapter I, The Bolted Door, Part I 51.3 MB
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02 - Chapter I continued The Bolted Door. Part II 35.6 MB
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03 - Chapter II, His Father's Son 35.3 MB
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04 - Chapter III The Daunt Diana 27.3 MB
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05 - Chapter IV The Debt 30.2 MB
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06 - Chapter V Full Circle 47.1 MB
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07 - Chapter VI The Legend 56.7 MB
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08 - Chapter VII The Eyes 41.6 MB
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09 - Chapter 8 The Blond Beast 54.8 MB
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10 - Chapter IX Afterward 64.3 MB
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11 - Chapter X, The Letters, Part I 36.4 MB
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12 - Chapter X The Letters, Part II 45.8 MB
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